Up close: Porsche’s new $1m GT3 R Rennsport


CDN’s Laura Burstein gets a walkaround with designer Grant Larson of the track-only, limited edition supercar unveiled at Rennsport Reunion 7 in Monterey, California.

Not long after the confetti fell at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, petrolheads were back on California’s Monterey Peninsula for Rennsport Reunion 7, a worldwide gathering of everything Porsche at the legendary Laguna Seca Raceway.

From the first 356 to the recently unveiled Mission X, Rennsport boasted a dizzying array of historic cars — and many of the people who built and drove them. The newest member of the Porsche family, unveiled at the event, is the GT3 R Rennsport, a highly modified version of the 992-generation 911 GT3 with a 4.2-litre flat six engine that revs up to 9,400 rpm and makes up to 611 hp. 

Based on Porsche’s current GT3 R race car, the GT3 R Rennsport is not street legal, nor is it homologated, which means it does not have to follow the strict guidelines instituted by governing bodies like the FIA. 

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